A governmental entity, a public employee and an immune contractor are not liable for damages arising out of a claim based upon tort, contract or other civil law claim and caused directly or indirectly by the failure or malfunction of computer hardware, computer software, microchip controlled firmware or other equipment affected by the failure to accurately or properly process dates or times if the failure or malfunction:

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 41-13-3

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.

A. occurred before December 31, 2005;

B. occurred within the scope of employment of the public employee or within the scope of the contract or the volunteer service program of the immune contractor; and

C. was unforeseeable or was foreseeable but the plan or design, or both, for identifying and preventing it was prepared and implemented in good faith and with the exercise of ordinary care.